Ye olde travel guide: Prague 1600

In the latest instalment of our historical holidays series, in which experts imagine they're writing a travel guide in the past, Simon Winder invites visitors to Prague, a city striving to combat the impact of war

Illustration by Jonty Clark.

This article was first published in the Christmas 2013 issue of BBC History Magazine

All roads lead to Prague – mostly because its most famous resident, Rudolf II, is Holy Roman Emperor, king of Bohemia and Hungary, and ruler of countless other places in Europe. The city has much to dazzle, but unsuspecting tourists beware: danger lurks around every corner

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